Gone But Not Forgotten – Tommy Turrentine
This is Tommy Turrentine's beautiful ballad tribute to the great trumpet player Fats Navarro.
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- Recording: Don Sickler - Reflections
- Recorded on: March 28, 2000
- Label: HighNote (7062)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Trumpet - Don Sickler
- Piano - Ronnie Mathews
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Ben Riley
In Tommy's later years he concentrated more on composing than trumpet playing. As you will see from this beautiful ballad, he had a great gift as a composer. Every few weeks during this period Tommy would drop by the Second Floor Music offices to check in, and he sometimes brought new compositions that he'd been working on. Gone but Not Forgotten was one of those, and it fit perfectly into the theme of Don Sickler's "Reflections" album, recorded a few years after Tommy's death.
April 22, 1928 – May 13, 1997
Trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, brother of saxophonist Stanley, started his performing career with the band of Earl Bostic. He often played and recorded with Max Roach during the 1950s and 60s. During this time, Tommy collaborated with Julian Priester to write the hit song As Long As You're Living, to which Oscar Brown soon wrote a lyric (titled Long As You're Living). The vocal version was first recorded by Abbey Lincoln in 1959 and has gone on to be recorded by several other major jazz vocalists like Karrin Allyson, Claudia Acuña, and more recently, Cyrilee Aimèe. This composition is available in Second Floor Music's Sing JAZZ! Read more...